By Sydney Kodatsky | Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 12:24pm
Answering TTP Foundation was excited to help coordinate volunteers for Canadian Blood Service (CBS)'s annual Big Save held on June 20th in Toronto, Canada at the Air Canada Centre. The event was sponsored by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. The event included some team mascots (they own the Leafs, Raptors and Toronto FC) and sport personalities.The goal for the day was to have 175 first time donors and CBS ended up having 342 'newbies'! CBS set a goal of collecting 500 units of blood between 10am and 7pm that day. THEY DID IT! CBS collected 574 units! Note: 715 people registered but some were ineligible.
It was the biggest blood donor clinic in the history of CBS and the Answering TTP Foundation Community was thrilled to be a part of it! Thank you to all volunteers who were able to attend to share their story with blood donors. Sharing your experience will help bring those 'newbies' back every 54 days. In addition to saying "THANX" to blood donors, all volunteers were able to raise awareness for Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura.
What a great day!! Sign up for the Answering TTP Community to be a part of these types of events.